Man arrested on suspicion of Good Friday rape

Police investigating a rape on Good Friday on Newcastle Quayside have arrested a man.
Police investigating a rape on Good Friday on Newcastle Quayside have arrested a man.
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Police investigating a rape on Newcastle Quayside have arrested a man in connection with the incident.

The incident occurred between 9.45pm and 10.30pm on Good Friday, when a 25-year-old woman was attacked as she walked along The Close, near to the Quayside bar.

She was dragged into an alley and raped.

Inquiries into the incident are ongoing, but police have now arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of rape, and he remains in police custody.

Extra patrols are being carried out in the area to speak to local residents and business owners while specialist officers continue to support the victim.

Anyone with any information about the incident should contact police on 101 quoting reference 1204 25/03/16.